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CLUB MEMBERS WELSH HONOURS

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Congratulations to:


Kon Tomcysk & Barbara Vaughan, who won the WPA Mixed Doubles.


Kon also won the Shooting competition and the WPA Mens Doubles with Peter Westall.


Judith Morgan, Jill Brace and Steve Brace who beat Basil White, Simon Herbert and Colin Sweet in the final of the President’s Cup.


In the Inter-Regional Championships on Hayling Island in September Wales came 5th in Division 2 – again! Basil, Colin, Alan Evans and Simon qualified in 6th place. They had a great day on the Saturday, winning 5 of the 7 games played, including a fanny. They only won 2 of 5 games on Sunday but still ended up the fourth best Welsh team.


The Home Nations were held in Jersey in 2018 for the first time, all those who went praised the facilities there. England won the competition, as usual, with 64 points but they were pressed hard by Jersey with 61 points. Scotland were third with 42 points and Wales trailed in with 25 points.

CUP FOR CLUBS

Last year we reported {… We have entered the 2018 competition, along with Caerleon, and Monkstone. In the first two rounds of the competition held in Abergavenny, Wenvoe beat Monkstone, Caerleon beat Wheatsheaf; Wenvoe beat Wheatsheaf, Caerleon beat Monkstone. The third round will be played next Sunday morning, 4/2/18, again at Abergavenny. }

          Well we beat Monkstone, and Caerleon beat Wenvoe at Abergavenny, so we came third. Caerleon declined the offer to enter the EuroCup competition; Wenvoe couldn’t   field enough ladies to enter, only Gloria would go; so we were invited to represent Wales yet again in the EuroCup competition. This would be the 5th year we have ventured into Europe, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and now 2018! We knew that the location would be either France, Monaco, Italy or Belgium (the semi-finalists from the 2017 competition) – so all within reasonable reach.

          We started fundraising and in April heard we would be playing in Imperia, Italy – on the Ligurian coast about halfway between Nice and Genoa – against teams from Italy, Poland, Finland, Jersey, Ukraine and Scotland. We hoped for as many people as possible to enjoy the experience, but for one reason or another we ended up with a team of 8 players – Colin, Basil, Pat, Gail Brooksbank, Pete & Julie Carr and Jim & Linda Hutchinson, and we coerced Ray Lewis to join us as non-playing manager; Colin’s wife   Jean and Basil’s son John also came along to support. We went for a week, flew into   Genoa and stayed there for a night at the start and end of the trip, catching the train down to Imperia, where we shared a hotel with the Scottish team. The venue was indoors, the weather was very warm and the opposition too good for us!

          We all had a wonderful time, made loads of friends, and played some boules with some successes. We played 6 singles, 3 doubles and 2 triples against each of the other 6 countries, 66 games in total - and won 11 of them, (FIVE other games went to 13-12!). We took at least one game off every other country except Italy, where Pete's singles match ended 13-12! Our only regret is that we failed to beat one other country, in this case Scotland, for the first time in this competition. Colin came out as most successful player, winning 2 triples, a double and 2 singles and we were only fannied 4 times! We had some very pleasing results in the singles with Jim, Colin, Basil, Pete and Gail all having wins. We had some good meals, some of us went swimming, others went shopping, some of us even got drunk with the Finns!